A Kisumu man wearing a hoodie and a mask snatched a gun from a traffic police officer Friday, March 5 and started firing bullets.
The unidentified man approached the officer who was on duty along Jomo Kenyatta Highway took the gun and shot leaving one dead at the spot and several sustained fatal injuries.
The traffic officer who then started chasing him after his gun got snatched away was shot in the stomach. He was was rushed to Agha Khan Hospital.
During the heinous act a woman and a tout who were passing by also got shot.
A report showed that the woman was shot at the thighs while the tout was shot on his hands.
The killer was then caught by angry city dwellers while he tried to escape through a hotel.
The irate members of the public lynched him immediately they caught him.
According to witnesses the man wore gloves, masks and had two Identification Cards.
The gun was recovered and handed to police officers.